Ariel Hessing’s focus on changing Walnut into a full niche Managing General Underwriter allowed the agency to change with the industry itself, which has seen the emergence of a very strong and growing MGU segment. The industry’s use of new technology and analysis of big data have contributed to this emergence, and Walnut has taken advantage of these innovations to narrow its focus to profitable niches where they have expertise. Ariel Hessing is now the President & CEO of The Walnut Advisory Corporation. Walnut Advisory has operated in the ‘Residential Real Estate Multi-Unit Habitational’ and ‘Limited Service Hotel’ classes for twelve years, having served the last ten years as a ‘Managing General Underwriter’ and ‘Program Administrator’ for these classes of business.

Ariel Hessing, Current Owner & Chief Executive Officer: Ariel Hessing earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. John’s College of Insurance and later a JD degree from New York University. For six years, Ariel worked for The Hartford Insurance Company, underwriting large property, and then for seven years for The Travelers, underwriting various lines of insurance for Fortune 500 Companies. After attending law school, Ariel worked for a defense litigation law firm in Roseland New Jersey from 2002 to 2004. In late 2004, Ariel joined The Walnut Advisory Corporation and began to steer Walnut Advisory in the direction of program business, principally for commercial real estate and lawyers professional liability lines. / Share Fb / G+ / Tw
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44 years of insurance advisory experience and stringent quality standards have meant that our customers benefit
from the breadth of knowledge that they need and the service that they demand, at prices that are competitive
in the marketplace. Walnut Advisory Corporation is the epitome of a "Modern MGU" - a managing general underwriting
office that keeps abreast of industry changes and utilizes the latest technologies for process efficiency.
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The Apartment & Condo, Hotel & Motel and Lawyer Liability Programs by The Walnut Advisory Corporation are tailored to clients in the northeast, southern and western regions. No other programs on the market offer the financial strength, breadth of coverage and stability of pricing that are the hallmarks of The Select Group, Old South and Western Prairie Brands by The Walnut Advisory Corporation. It’s complete protection without the hassles of dealing with multiple program administrators and the waste of overlapping coverage. + Our Brands + Our Programs
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The Walnut Advisory Corporation enables insurance brokers to build their books of business with broad,
comprehensive and carefully crafted insurance products, expert underwriting, price stability and fast customer
service, tempered by 44 Years of Insurance Advisory Experience.
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